Arne Morris Sorenson (born 1959) is an American hotel executive. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International. A graduate of Luther College and the University of Minnesota Law School, Sorenson became the head of the largest publicly traded hotel chain in the world on March 31, 2012. He previously practiced law in Washington, D.C. with Latham and Watkins (specializing in mergers and acquisitions litigation), has been a director for Wal-Mart, and has served as the Chief Operating Officer for Marriott.
Sorenson is the first person outside the Marriott family to lead the company. Sorenson heads a company strained by the economic difficulties since 2007, and which is attempting to rebuild its revenue base. He began his term as CEO with a trip to Brazil to inspect Marriott facilities there.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Sorenson is married, and has four children.
Sorenson is a registered Democrat, and led his company into advocating for LGBT rights. In recent years, he announced that he formally opposed Indiana's proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and became one of many CEOs to ask for a full repeal of North Carolina's House Bill 2.